Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > Fonts & Typography

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-30-2006, 01:20 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 192
Default Windows: Arial.ttf and Quark 6.5

So, if you have the arial font loaded (Arial.ttf), Quark will actually let you pick a font from the dropdown called "Arial Greek". I'm guessing Quark creates this virtual font based on the character set available in Arial.ttf? Same thing happens with "Arial CE".

So the problem is, when you have Greek text and use Arial Greek it looks and prints fine but when you print to PDF, it does not pull the correct Greek characters and the text looks all nonsensicle. When I create the PDF, then go to File > Properties > Fonts, "Arial" is embedded but there is no "Arial Greek" because this isn't a real font. So the distiller apparently doesn't know how to deal with Quark's method of font mapping. Anyone know why this is or how to fix it? Here is some Greek text to play with:

Επισκεφτείτε το site της Aegean , ενημερωθείτε για τα δρομολόγια, τις προσφορές και τα νέα της εταιρίας και κάντε την κράτηση του εισιτηρίου...
bmann is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quark and Windows Vista Robin Springall Print Design 9 03-08-2007 08:04 AM
Arial and Helvetica iamback Fonts & Typography 44 01-03-2007 04:05 PM
Convert Quark QXD to Windows? mksf Images 12 05-09-2006 10:01 PM
New MS fonts to displace TNR & Arial? Michael Rowley Fonts & Typography 53 03-14-2006 07:11 PM
From Arial to Wide Latin Mike Fonts & Typography 0 02-12-2005 03:20 AM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2018 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.